Emo Philips of Late Night With David Letterman and his own one- hour HBO special headlines four shows at Comix on February 20th and 21st.
Philips started his career in the comedy clubs of Chicago. His big break came in 1984 with an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman. Shortly after came the award-winning comedy album E=MO Squared, a half-hour Cinemax Comedy Experiment, and his HBO one hour special, Emo Philips Live at the Hasty Pudding Theatre.
Around this same time Philips started making annual trips to the UK and became just as big a star there by appearing on the Bob Monkhouse Show, Friday Live, and Saturday Live. He went on to be the hit of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which led to a run at a West End theater, a UK tour, a Channel Four Special, and TV “adverts” for Sony.
Jay Leno has called Philips “the best joke writer in America.” In a comedy survey commissioned by GQ Magazine, three of Philips’ jokes were judged, by a panel of his peers, to be among the best seventy-five of all time -- and one of those three was recently voted, in a British poll, to be the funniest joke about religion ever.
In the world of animated television, Philips voiced Shannon the Bully on Home Movies, and has appeared as himself on Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.
FRI, FEB 20th @ 8:00 & 10:30 PM
SAT, FEB 21ST @ 8:00 & 10:30 PM
353 West 14th Street
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day-of-show plus a two item minimum in the show room and can be purchased online at www.comixny.com or by calling 212.524.2500.
DINNER PACKAGES are available for $75.50 per person and includes Inner Circle seating for the show, a three-course Prix Fixe dinner (See website for details) and includes 18% gratuity.